Moncton shooter Justin Bourque sent for psychiatric assessment

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Appeared in Moncton provincial court today but did not enter plea on three murder plus two attempted murder charges

MONCTON, N.B. – A young man charged with fatally shooting three RCMP officers and wounding two others in Moncton, N.B., last month will return to court July 31 after undergoing a psychiatric assessment.

Justin Bourque is facing three first-degree murder charges and two counts of attempted murder.

He has not entered pleas on the charges.

Bourque made a brief appearance today in Moncton provincial court.

Constables Dave Ross, Fabrice Gevaudan and Douglas Larche were gunned down after responding to a report of a man with firearms in a residential neighbourhood on June 4.

Two other RCMP officers _ constables Eric Dubois and Darlene Goguen _ were wounded and later released from hospital.

The shootings and ensuing manhunt brought the city to a standstill until an arrest was made about 30 hours later.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Moncton

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  • From Mom's basement
    July 03, 2014 - 15:45

    They keep showing it because it's the only file-photo they have. Mkay, nuff?

    • huh
      July 03, 2014 - 22:12

      so, a photo of him is necessary because...?

    • From Mom's Basement
      July 04, 2014 - 12:13

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      July 04, 2014 - 16:58

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    July 03, 2014 - 15:09

    WHY DO YOU HAVE TO SHOW THIS PHOTO AGAIN AND AGAIN !!!!!!!

    • Because
      July 03, 2014 - 16:20

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      Truth Seeker
      July 03, 2014 - 19:32

      If you don't like the program, change the channel. Don't try to sensor the media to suit your needs. Unbelievable!